Employment-Population Ratio Down 4.9% since 2006


The employment-population ratio, the measure of the number of employed civilians of working age compared to total civilians of working age, has dropped 4.9% from the most recent peak of 63.4% in December 2006 to 58.5% in March 2013. The last time the ratio was this low, prior to the 2007 downturn, was October of 1983.

For more information, see our Employment Report.

–Data from the St. Louis Federal Reserve

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